Edith Tucker

Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home’s Hickory Chapel at 5852 Nolensville Road. Graveside services and interment will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park, by Wavell Stewart.  
Pallbearers will be Wavell Stewart, Charlie McVey, Dick Brackett, Leland Watts, Dennis Hood and James Wood. Honorary pallbearers will be members of her Sunday Morning Bible Class.
A  memorial service will be conducted by Bill Watkins and Tim Frizzell May 29 at 7 p.m., with visitation from 5-7 p.m., at Crieve Hall Church of Christ, located at 4806 Trousdale Drive in Nashville.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Christian Home & Bible School, Mt. Dora, Fla.. or to Crieve Hall Pre-School Building Fund for the new Paul and Edith Tucker Hall.
Edith Tucker was educated in the public schools of Obion County. She attended college at Freed-Hardeman, Pepperdine and Peabody of Vanderbilt, where she earned a bachelor’s degree. She partnered with her husband, Paul M. Tucker (1914-2000) in ministry, serving eight congregations of the churches of Christ in Alabama, California, Mississippi and Tennessee and traveling across the USA and in several European nations. She taught in Sunday schools, vacation Bible schools, and teacher training workshops. From 1962 until her death, her home congregation was the Crieve Hall Church of Christ, where she taught a women’s class for many years.
She also worked as a librarian at Lipscomb Academy and University, 1957-68, and Goodpasture Christian School, 1968-81. She enjoyed reading, knitting and crocheting and was an avid fan of college basketball and University of Alabama football.  
She is survived by two sons and her daughter-in-law, M. Timothy Tucker and John Mark and Barbara Tucker; two grandsons, Miika Tucker and his wife, Anne, and Paavo Tucker and his fiancée, Laurie Bennie; and her niece, Beverly Board.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul M. Tucker; her daughter-in-law, Terttu Maria Tucker; her brother, Wayne Upton; her sister, Rebecca Board; two nephews, Wayne Upton Jr. and John R. Board Jr.; and her niece, Mary Upton.

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